Eating the Alphabet: Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z

by Lois Ehlert

A feast for the eye and the intellect introduces 75 fruits and vegetables originating... read more

A feast for the eye and the intellect introduces 75 fruits and vegetables originating the world over. Their bright colors and distinctive shapes are arranged in a painted and cut assemblage labeled with upper and lower case first letters and names. A mouth watering example of foods represented at the turn of a page is the M-N-O sequence containing a mango, melon nectarines, okra, an onion and oranges. Children generally can find at least one familiar food from their ethnic or cultural background in every section. Handsome in graphic design, this 8¾" x 11¼" book utilizes negative space wisely and actively. An alphabetical glossary keyed by 26 capital letters and colored miniatures of the foods classifies each as a fruit or vegetable, gives a phonetic spelling and a brief history of its origin and early use. (Ages 2-9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1989

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